Dragonair, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong's flag carrier Cathay Pacific, today launched its four times a week Kolkata-Hong Kong direct service with the arrival of its first flight in Kolkata today.
This will be the airlines's second destination in India. It currently operates daily non-stop flights from Bengaluru to Hong Kong.
Dragonair is the only airline offering a scheduled non-stop service between Hong Kong and Kolkata.
''Today marks an important step in building Dragonair's presence in the Indian market,'' Tom Wright, general manager - South Asia, Middle East and Africa, Dragonair said.
Dragonair operates Airbus A320 aircraft on its Kolkata-Hong Kong service.
Dragonair, an affiliate member of Oneworld, has an operating fleet of 36 passenger aircraft and serves 40 regional destinations, including 20 cities in Mainland China.
Dragonair has been recognised for its product and service quality, and was voted for two consecutive years "World's Best Regional Airline" in the annual World Airline Survey run by Skytrax in 2010 and 2011.
Dragonair provides seamless connectivity for passengers to more than 160 cities around the globe.